Tampa resident participates in SHL
Tom Duggan of Tampa recently returned from Topeka, where he participated in the 29th annual Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature as a delegate from Marion County.
Established by the Kansas Legislature, the organization consists of individuals aged 60 and older, elected by their peers to develop bills and resolutions that are of interest to Kansas seniors and their families.
The 2011 KSHL considered and recommended legislation pertaining to:
- 1. Helping combat predatory payday lending practices and regulating or prohibiting income tax refund-lending practices.
- 2. Urging the funding necessary to provide older adults with dental health services.
- 3. Urging Congress to reauthorize and preserve the integrity of the Older Americans Act of 1965.
- 4. Providing assistance with the courts regarding grandparents’ custody of grandchildren.